LOUDON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF MICHAEL D. MOORE TO BE HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY BY LOUDON COUNTY SHERIFF WITH THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE MEDAL OF VALOR
LENOIR CITY, TN – The family of Loudon County Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Moore will receive the Fraternal Order of Police Medal of Valor on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm at the Loudon County Sheriffs Department located in Lenoir City, TN. This honor is reserved specifically for Law Enforcement Officers whose names have been placed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located in Washington, DC.
“Whenever a Law Enforcement Officer is lost in the line of duty, we all come together to honor them”, said Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider. Sheriff Guider continued, “… because Deputy Moore’s name was not added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial until more than two years after his death, the family will be receiving what they would have previously received at the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service held on May 15, 2010 at the United States Capital in Washington, DC and I am honored to be a part of this ”.
“The Fraternal Order of Police is proud to honor Deputy Moore for his service to the citizens of Loudon County and I am honored to be here on behalf of the Tennessee State Fraternal Order of Police on this somber occasion”, said Johnny Crumby, President of the Tennessee State Fraternal Order of Police.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument to Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.
The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of nearly 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1792. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
Loudon County Sheriff Office – Sheriff Tim Guider
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Law
Enforcement Ambassador and member of the Tennessee State Fraternal Order
of Police – D. Michael Kruggel